OHIO: As the Ohio legislative session resumes next month, subsidies for nuclear generation and 1950s-era coal plants are expected to once again be on the table. (Midwest Energy News)

OIL AND GAS: Flaring from natural gas wells in North Dakota is increasing, “blunting the state’s efforts to tame a problem that came to symbolize the excesses of the oil boom.” (E&E News)

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CLEAN TECH: A workshop in Chicago aims to inspire girls to pursue careers in clean energy. (Midwest Energy News)

SOLAR:
• A zoning proposal to regulate residential ground-mounted solar panels in Ann Arbor, Michigan moves forward. (MLive)
• A campus of the University of Nebraska is buying shares in the state’s largest community solar project. (Omaha World-Herald)
• Groups aligned against a request for tariffs on imported solar panels include clean energy advocates and some “ideologically right-wing voices.” (E&E News)
• Companies requesting the tariffs tell the International Trade Commission it is “our last hope” to save U.S. solar manufacturing. (Washington Post)
• A new housing development in Wisconsin will get more than half of its energy from solar panels. (Lake Country Now)
• A suburban Minneapolis school district is considering joining a solar garden that could save the district millions of dollars in energy costs over the next 25 years. (Pioneer Press)

PIPELINES:
• North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a series of meetings with Native American leaders to develop a framework for working together following the contention with the Dakota Access pipeline. (Bismarck Tribune)
• North Dakota regulators agree to delay a hearing involving a dispute over the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. (Associated Press)
• A company disputes allegations that it was providing “security and private investigative services” during Dakota Access pipeline protests. (Forum News Service)
• The U.S. Department of Justice awards North Dakota $10 million to help cover the costs of policing Dakota Access pipeline protests. (Forum News Service)

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GRID: Minnesota-based Great River Energy is asking grid operator MISO to account for the effects of inverter-based generation in future studies, which it says can harm reliability on the grid. (RTO Insider)

COMMENTARY: Advocates in Milwaukee say closing a coal plant in the city is a victory for the community and shows the “irreversible reduction in burning coal for electricity is well underway.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy has been a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News since 2014, following four years at City Pulse, Lansing’s alt-weekly newspaper. He covers the state of Michigan and also compiles the Midwest Energy News daily email digest. Andy is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Journalism School, where he focused on topics covered by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and wrote for the Great Lakes Echo. He was the 2008 and 2009 recipient of the Edward Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State.

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